USS Avenger
Decommissioned September 30, 2014
Commmand Senior Chief  (September 2010 - October 2011)  
GMCS (SW) Cumings
Commanding Senior Chief (September 2010 - October 2011)

Senior Chief Cumings, a native of Taylor, Texas, enlisted in the United States Navy in September 1992. Following completion of basic training at Recruit Training Command, San Diego, California he reported to Naval Training Center, San Diego, California where he completed Airman Apprenticeship Training.
Upon graduation, he reported for duty to the USS INDEPENDENCE (CV-62), and designated as a Gunner’s Mate Gun. His fleet assignments include USS DAVID R. RAY (DD-971), USS JOHN S. MCCAIN (DDG-56), USS GARY (FFG-51) and USS SAN JACINTO (CG-56). In addition, Senior Chief Cumings completed shore assignments at Naval Activities Guam, Fleet Combat Training Center, Atlantic, Dam Neck, Virginia and Recruit Company and Division Commander, Recruit Training Command Great Lakes.
Senior Chief Cumings is currently serving as the Command Senior Chief and Senior Enlisted Advisor with USS AVENGER (MCM-1), Sasebo, Japan. Additionally, Senior Chief Cumings is a graduate of the U.S. Navy Senior Enlisted Academy Class 147 (GRAY) and has earned his Distinguished Leadership Award and Master Training Specialist designations.
His decorations include the Navy and Marine Corps Commendation Medal, Navy and Marine Corps Achievement Medal (8 awards) and various unit and campaign awards.

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The mine countermeasures ship USS Avenger (MCM 1) returns to Sasebo participating in Exercise Foal Eagle 2011.
Engineman Fireman Jeremy Coronado mixes fuel oil before taking a dilution test aboard USS Avenger (MCM 1)
Engineman Fireman Jeremy Coronado wraps marline around a pipe to reinforce an existing patch during a damage control drill
Mineman Seaman Jose Arregui mans the lee helm during a seamanship training evolution
Mineman 2nd Class Dana Baynard explains daily bridge operations aboard USS Avenger to a tour group of Royal Malaysian navy
The mine neutralization vehicle aboard USS Avenger (MCM 1) is lowered into the water during a mine countermeasures evolution
USS Avenger (MCM 1)
USS Avenger MCM 1 conducts search and rescue swimmer training
USS Avenger
Mine Neutralization Vehicle
USS Avenger Conducts Anti-Terrorism Drills
Mineman 3rd Class Matt Miller shows a boy a map of the Kota Kinabalu area in Malaysia
Mineman 3rd Class Joshua Sinsheimer, a search and rescue diver aboard USS Avenger, swims to a dummy used for man overboard drill
DC1 Hernandez explains U.S.  Navy methods for fighting shipboard fires to Malaysian naval officers

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